In three important sectors directly related to the housing of the Rohingya refugees, the funding that is available so far is much below 33.6%. For shelter, about $128.8 million was appealed, of which only $15.6 million – 12.1% – has been met. A combination of landslides, floods and wind has damaged or destroyed hundreds of structures and temporarily displaced thousands of refugees. This includes a large-scale program to upgrade shelters and infrastructure, distribute emergency supplies, and train the community in risk reduction. While this has significantly reduced the overall monsoon impact, recent developments demonstrate that more resources are needed to continue to strengthen capacity among the Rohingya population.
July 15, 2019 17:03 UTC
Bigstock'As a university teacher, it was his responsibility to publish the study results for public concern'Faculty members from different universities of the country expressed grave concern about ‘threats’ against Dhaka University (DU) researcher ABM Faroque. In a press statement on Monday, 66 university teachers condemned the behavior and offensive speech of different groups against the recent research of the Biomedical Research Centre on food products, including pasteurized milk. Early last week, Prof Faroque was served a legal notice on behalf of the Dairy Bangla Development Foundation, which accused him of deliberately publishing the report and circulating it in the media. The notice claimed that Prof Faroque was working for a vested quarter and trying to destroy the country’s dairy industry. Barisal University Teachers’ Association condemns the ‘threat’The teachers’ forum of Barisal University condemned the ministry official’s remarks about publishing the study in a peer-reviewed journal.
July 15, 2019 16:41 UTC
BigstockAn economic game changerSince primordial times, free trade, both international and domestic, has helped civilizations evolve. But I feel the perks of having a free trade economy in Bangladesh greatly outshines a protectionist government-controlled economy. With evidence and logical reasoning, we can articulate that, free trade markets tend to have massive developmental aftermaths for any country. Free trade paves the way lower prices for consumers, accelerated export, benefits from economies of scale, and a wider choice of goods. Therefore, competition in free market trades drives these companies to increase output or improve efficiency.This then acts as a chain of advancement.
July 15, 2019 16:18 UTC
Sheikh Jamal came back stronger after the resumption as their former national striker Shakhawat Hossain Rony netted a brace within quarter-hour mark into the second half to restore the parity. Jamal’s quick equalizers lasted for only 15 minutes as Saif took the lead again through their substitute midfielder Rahim Uddin, who collected a short pass from Cordoba before placing home in between two defenders. With Monday's win, Saif, who were held to a draw in last two matches, climbed to third with 41 points from 20 matches, two points ahead of Sheikh Russel, who however played one game less. Sheikh Jamal remained at sixth with 24 points from 21 matches. ResultsSaif Sporting 3 (Celin 3, Cordoba 30, Rahim 73)-2 Sheikh Jamal (Rony 56, 58)
July 15, 2019 16:18 UTC
The Prime Minister said this when outgoing French Ambassador Marie-Annick BOURDIN met the PM at her official residence Ganabhaban on Monday, report UNB. He said the Prime Minister expressed her resolve that Myanmar has to take back its 1 million nationals from Bangladesh. The French Ambassador highly appreciated the Prime Minister for giving shelter to Rohingyas and protecting them. Many districts in the southern and coastal regions will be affected by the adverse impact of climate change, she reiterated. Talking about the issue, the French Ambassador mentioned that Paris will continue to play its role in this regard.
July 15, 2019 15:56 UTC
File photo: The massive queue in Kamalapur railway station made by people who are waiting to purchase their tickets to go home during Eid-ul-Fitr, May 22, 2019 Mehedi Hasan50% of advance train tickets to be sold onlineBangladesh Railway will start selling advance train tickets for Eid-ul-Adha holidays from July 29. Aiming to provide hassle-free Eid journeys for holidaymakers, the Bangladesh Railway has also decided to sell 50% advance tickets online, similar to Eid-ul-Fitr. Sale of tickets for intercity trains will continue till August 2, Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan told reporters at the Rail Bhaban in Dhaka on Monday. The advance tickets will be sold at five different railway stations in Dhaka: Kamalapur, Airport, Tejgaon, Banani, and Fulbaria (Old Railway Bhaban), said the minister. Advance return ticket sales will begin from August 6 till August 9.
July 15, 2019 15:39 UTC
Announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday, England were the most represented with four players in the team, with runners-up New Zealand's Kane Williamson captaining the side. He also took 11 wickets, confirming the unparalleled double feat of 400 runs and 10 wickets in a single World Cup. World Cup Team of the Tournament:1. Ben Stokes (England) – 465 runs at 66.42, seven wickets at 35.147. Jasprit Bumrah (India) – 18 wickets at 20.61(This story has been recast from Reuters to highlight Shakib Al Hasan’s inclusion in the World Cup team of the tournament)
July 15, 2019 15:33 UTC
Representational photo BigstockThe identities of the deceased could not be known immediatelyPolice recovered two bullet ridden bodies from the Sadar upazila of Cox's Bazar district yesterday morning. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately, said Sadar police station Sub-Inspector Zahirul Islam. On information, police recovered the bodies from the Kata Pahar area beside the Kolatali bypass road in the district town around 8.30 am, said Farid Uddin Khandaker, officer in-charge of Cox's Bazar Sadar police station. Marks of bullet injuries were found on the bodies, the OC said. Police also recovered 400 yaba pills and two locally made guns near the bodies.
July 15, 2019 15:11 UTC
Photo: Mahmud Zaman OviJatiya Party leaders and activists pay their last respect to their Chairman HM Ershad at their central office in Dhaka's Bijoy Nagar on Monday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman OviJatiya Party leaders and activists pay their last respect to their Chairman HM Ershad at their central office in Dhaka's Bijoy Nagar on Monday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman OviJatiya Party leaders and activists pay their last respect to their Chairman HM Ershad at their central office in Dhaka's Bijoy Nagar on Monday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman OviJatiya Party leaders and activists gather in front of their central office in Dhaka's Bijoy Nagar on Monday to pay last respect to their Chairman HM Ershad. Photo: Mahmud Zaman OviJatiya Party leaders and activists gather in front of their central office in Dhaka's Bijoy Nagar on Monday to pay last respect to their Chairman HM Ershad.
July 15, 2019 15:11 UTC
Bangladesh's Shakib al Hasan Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik from TauntonShakib was phenomenal throughout the tournament as he fetched 600 runs and grabbed 11 wicketsBangladesh's Ace all-rounder Shakib al Hasan has been chosen in ICC's Team of the Tournament for his majestic performances at World Cup 2019 edition in England and Wales. Shakib was phenomenal throughout the tournament as he fetched 600 runs and grabbed 11 wickets, an unprecedented double in the history of the tournament, to showcase his all-round skill. Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)M:8, R:606, Av: 86.57, SR:96.03Bangladesh's torch-bearer in this World Cup, Shakib is an automatic entrant into the best XI. Along with his skilful medium-pace bowling, Stokes brings great value to this team, as a second all-rounder, alongside Shakib. However, despite his spectacular performances through the tournament, New Zealand's pace spearhead finds himself as the 12th man in this world-beating team.
July 15, 2019 15:00 UTC
Their two sons are studying at a government college in Dhaka and their education cost is being met with the money she earns by selling vermicompost fertilizer. Marjahan said she first learned about the matter of producing vermicompost fertilizer through television, and later took training on it with the assistance of local Agriculture Extension Department. She said she started work on producing vermicompost fertilizer after taking loan from a bank. By selling vermicompost fertilizer, she said, their struggle to maintain the family has decreased to a great extent. “We will provide all kinds of support to anybody if they want to produce the vermicompost fertilizer.”
July 15, 2019 14:48 UTC
Johnny Depp enjoyed an Indian feast with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and Mott the Hoople musician Ian Hunter at a curry house in Surrey, England, last week. Speaking to the Surrey Comet newspaper, Le Raj proprietor Jeffrey Ali said: "It was a bit of a surprise! They made sure the security and everything was hunky dory and then when they told me it was Johnny Depp I thought I'd misheard. Ali added: "We had some onion bhajis and extra bits and pieces prepared for them so they could take it on their plane. The post read: "Le Raj was fortunate to host Johnny Depp this week!
July 15, 2019 14:37 UTC
This initiative will inevitably distribute the patient volume throughout the day, and effectively reduce the waiting timeLaboratory services at icddr,b will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year from Monday, said a press release issued on the same day. This initiative will inevitably distribute the patient volume throughout the day, and effectively reduce their waiting time. icddr,b laboratories are the only labs in Bangladesh that are accredited under International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15189 (quality and competence), and ISO 15190 (safety) for more than 400 different tests and parameters, the release further stated. Marking the occasion, icddr,b Laboratory Sciences and Services Division Senior Director Dr Niyaz Ahmed, said: "While this extension of operation will cost us additional resources, we would like to make our services more accessible to all walks of life. "Our highly skilled, and dedicated scientists and clinicians, along with state of the art laboratories, will now be able to serve more patients with high quality diagnosis, for which they have always been relied upon."
July 15, 2019 14:37 UTC